ABC iview: new shows streaming this week

Your guide to what's new to stream from 8 to 14 April on ABC iview.

New to streaming this week

Shakespeare: Rise of a Genius – Series 1 (9 April)

Three-part docudrama series about the life story of the greatest writer who ever lived: William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare: Rise of a Genius. Image: ABC.

Creative Types with Virginia Trioli (9 April)

The new six-part series sees award-winning broadcaster, journalist and ‘unabashed arts fanatic’ Virginia Trioli exploring the essence of creativity with six creative Australians at the top of their game, telling the story of their roads to triumph and occasional disasters along the way. Guests include Patricia Piccinini and Warwick Thornton. Episode 1 features literary sensation Trent Dalton.

Miriam Margolyes Impossibly Australian (9 April)

After a health scare, Miriam embarks on a journey to learn what it takes to grow and adapt to an ever-changing future. Ignoring everyone’s advice to ‘slow down’, she returns to Australia, a place she considers her second home and a country that, for her, has always meant new horizons.

White Fever (10 April)

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When Jane (Ra Chapman), a Korean-Australian adoptee, is called out for having a white man fetish, she sets out to ‘reprogram her libido’. From hens’ nights to country weddings, ‘Gotcha’ days and adoptee dinners, White Fever promises to be a ‘K-Pop-infused, action-packed, wild ride,’ filled with a tonne of references to Asian pop culture in Australia.

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Bluey: The Sign (14 April)

The world premiere of The Sign, the hotly anticipated 28-minute special Bluey episode, jam-packed with voice talent: Patrick Brammall returns as the voice of Uncle Rad, alongside Megan Washington as Calypso, Claudia O’Doherty as Frisky, Myf Warhurst as Trixie, and Rose Byrne as Brandy. Making their Bluey voice debut, this special episode introduces Rove McManus, Deborah Mailman, Brendan Williams and Joel Edgerton.

>Bluey: The Sign. Image: ABC.

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Vera – Season 13 (7 April)

DCI Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) is down on the market after a trader is found dead following a suspected hit and run. Who would want this loveable rogue dead? Meanwhile, a familiar face is back on the scene.

>Vera. Image: ABC.

Murder in Provence – Season 1 (6 April)

An Investigating Judge and his romantic partner and Criminal Psychologist investigate the murders, mysteries and dark underbelly of their idyllic home.

The Suspect – Series 1 (6 April)

In this tense crime thriller, a successful clinical psychologist (Aidan Turner) finds his past catching up with him when he is asked to help in the investigation of the brutal death of a young woman. Ghosts from his past begin to resurface and it becomes apparent that even the most flawless existence is only a loose thread away from unravelling.

Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk